Life’s a Ball

France Ladies 7's 2

“Life’s a Ball” is derived from the old English saying: “Have a ball of a time!” It symbolizes fun, enjoyment but more importantly “to live a quality life” utilizing the ball as an educational tool.

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Life’s a Ball

  • is a holistic approach to sport participation
  • it is an adaptable concept
  • it enhances sport skill development
  • it promotes personal growth
  • provides tools for making positive choices
  • it is a fun-filled!
  • Reinforces life skills
  • Promotes money savvy
  • Lifts educational levels
  • Encourages creative thing

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The Life’s a Ball pillars:

  • Coaching
  • Empowering
  • Physical activity
  • Reading & writing
  • Leadership
  • Creative thinking
  • Brain-body performance
  • Money savvy

Let’s Coach!

Sport Management

This programme focusses on the training of quality youth leaders as well as the improvement of leadership and employability skills.

Target goup:

  • Mixed gender
  • 19 – 34 years

A few organisations for which projects were presented

  • SA Sports Commission
  • SA Olympic Committee
  • Johannesburg Metro
  • Tshwane Metro
  • SASOL
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • University of Pretoria
  • SASSU (SA Student Sport Union)
  • USSASA (United School Sports Association of SA)
  • Gauteng Academy and Department of Sport
  • Mpumalanga Academy and Department of Sport
  • North West  Department of Sport
  • North West and Gauteng North Departments of Education
  • Limpopo Department of Sport
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Youth Sport Leaders working on a task.

The Youth Sport Forum consists of representatives from the Local Sport Councils, Federations and other relevant structures. Their age ranges from 17 – 28 years

 Let’s Move

This programme aims to improve physical activity, interest in sport and fitness levels. Life skills are integrated into the fun-filled activities. Regular tournaments, events and fun days are held.

Target group

  • Mixed gender
  • 10 – 14 years

Let’s Read!

As English is mostly a third language to our children, but a compulsory school language from Grade 3, Altus Sport seeks to assist the kids to overcome this barrier. Attention is given to reading, understanding, spelling and writing.

Target group

  • Mixed gender
  • 8 – 14 years

Let’s Lead!

The programme seeks to empower girls through leadership and financial skills. Emphasis is placed on the rights of girls and clarifies vital health issues. This programme reaches out to girls, not in the programme as well as the wider community through GOAL events.

Target group

  • Girls
  • 12 – 18 years

 

 


Let’s Think!

Pro-active thinking is encouraged through chess sessions. Physical and visual health activities are incorporated that could lead to optimal brain-body performance.

Target group

  • Mixed gender
  • 10 – 14 years